Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dry season?

The thrift stores have been very picked over.  With it being garage sale season I thought there would be more to chose from.  You figure what didn't sell they sent to the charity shops?  Either that or every one has caught on to this resale shopping secret.  While I was out at my favorite flea market today I overheard a dealer complaining about sales.  The owner claimed that April and May are the dry season?  Never heard of this.  I did sneak in on a few sales though!

Another doll trunk with this little boy lamb.  Perfect for storage and display.  

This was on the bottom shelf.  I spied it on the way out the door it is huge at 10x13 inches.  Super cute I cannot wait to frame her in a pink frame...maybe white.  Best three dollars spent all day.

I have been eyeing these two for over a year now.  They have been marked way too high for me.  I know they have to be Remple because of their anthropomorphic look.  She finally marked them down to half price and I found them hidden in another booth.  Score! 
(the inside of the coloring book)

This is my idea of a dollar store buy.  Vintage millinery and baby rattles.
 (the inside of the doll trunk)

An old iron plant stand for my plethora of indoor plants.  This one has a screw on the base that allows it to move up and down...nifty.

Grey gingham?  It was a no brainer.  All three of these fabric are handkerchief weight.  I have summer tops planned for these.  
I am preparing for this weekend when we will try to work in 2 tournaments and regular season games.  Looks like I will be sending the boys one way and the girls another.  The secret is that the softball games are much shorter!  Yeah me...I plan on wrapping up my stitching project that was started during Spring Break.


E said...

Wow the trunk is seriously cute, but oh my that little girl with those bunnies has to be the cutest! What goodies you found !!

Musings from Kim K. said...

That coloring book is just too sweet. She'll be perfect for framing. That plant stand would be perfect in my sunroom. And you know me, I have a thing for doll trunks. You did good. I'd say that you didn't have a dry season with today's goodies. Have fun with all your sporting events!

Nan said...

My favorite is the coloring book, love that sweet image, yes framed it would be so cute.

Anne@Kitschy Vintage said...

Great buys, Renee! I think you did very well for it being the 'dry season'... I especially love the hen & rooster that you got for 1/2 price(or are they ducks? -- doesn't matter, they're cute)!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

great finds (never seen a doll trunk before!)
Particularly loving the fabric on the right.
Dry season you say???
fee x

birdie blue said...

as always, renee, super fun finds.
love 'hankerchief' fabric, especially.

best of luck with all the games.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Renne! The bunnies and the girl are too cute for words! I can't wait to see her framed!!! I've never seen a doll trunk before either. The colors in the decal are perfect! ♥

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love the cover on the coloring book! She will look adorable framed!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Wow, you really had a great shopping day! I love all your finds. Makes me want to quit weeding the garden and go antiquing. Come visit me at my new blog sometime!

donna said...

You have the most wonderful luck when you go thrifting. I love all your goodies. You really scored big.

Pam said...

Ooooh! I love your finds! I can't wait to see the magic that you will make with these pretties! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Scrap for Joy said...

Wow, did I ever get behind on your posts. First of all, these latest treasures are so much fun. You must be like my friend Mimi who gets down on the floor and digs through stuff that the rest of us miss completely!
You did a crackerjack job on your table painting. I would love to have either one of them.
You must never sleep!

Anonymous said...

The coloring book looks like it has some great big pictures to copy and embroider. Cute stuff. I never see these kind of vintage at the thrift stores, until last week when I saw a baby hamper with vintage bunnies (early 60s)...I debated about it since I don't know what I'd do with it, but I just couldn't leave it was only $3.99.

donna said...

The last couple of resale shops I have been in have been duds. I guess you just have to have good timing. Your finds are great. Looks like you had great fun. Can not wait to see your picture framed she is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Oh how weird! When you click on your profile and then your blog link, this old post is the one that shows up! I was having such strong de ja vu! Ha-ha! ♥

Unknown said...

Renee, Your Plethora of Plants makes me giggle as I always feel obligated to put greenery in the three colored planters I love to collect. So glad your shakers went half price. Nothing frustrates me more than over priced items! Have a great fall day! Elizabeth